Merger Announcement

The Saturn and Loud Teams combined!

The Saturn and Loud Teams combined!

Dear Loyal Customer,

I would like to take a moment to thank you for choosing Saturn Systems as your choice for security services over the past few years.

At this time, we are happy to announce a merger with LOUD Security Systems in Kennesaw, Georgia.  LOUD Security has been in the security industry for 20+ years and came highly recommended based on the reputation John Loud built prioritizing customer satisfaction. After meeting with John, we are confident in the decision to transition to a company that places a high priority on customer care.                                                                                           

This merger will combine two great companies and will continue to provide excellent monitoring and superior rapid response time. One thing our customers have been asking for is faster response times to phone calls and 24/7 tech support with live operators. Our merger with the LOUD team will give you the same service and pricing you have received for years with the addition of the services you have been requesting. The increased number of staff and technicians will provide stellar customer service for Saturn customers.

You can expect to hear from LOUD Security in the coming weeks, to introduce themselves and answer any questions you may have about their company. They will also provide new signs and stickers at that time.

Thank you for all the years you have entrusted Saturn to provide you with your security needs. We are excited about this new transition and the opportunity it provides for our team and our customers. Please feel free to give us a call if you have any question during the transition.

 

Sincerely,

The Saturn Team

Thanksgiving: A Time for Sharing, Savoring, and Safety

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Turkey Day is finally here again! This beautiful holiday that calls for us to gather around at the table and celebrate family and friendships and to feast upon all the reasons to be thankful in our lives. Thanksgiving is one of the most cherished celebrations that brings family and friends together to share in each others lives over one of the most spectacular feasts of the year.  In the midst of all this festive thankfulness, it's important to remember that there are safety concerns associated with the Holiday. 

We've compiled a list of a few holiday hazards to be mindful of as you dive into the holiday season this year. The lists below have been compiled by the National Fire Protection Association, Offices of Roadside and Traffic Safety, and the Food and Drug Administration. 

 

FIRE SAFETY

  • Before you start cooking, be sure that your smoke alarms are working properly by testing them. 
  • Make sure your family has a fire escape plan, and that you share it with all your arriving guests. 
  • Stay in the kitchen when you are cooking on the stove top so you can keep an eye on the food. Unattended cooking, can result in a danger to your home, small children, and pets. 
  • Establish a safety zone around areas where hot foods or drinks are being prepared. Have activities that keep children out of the kitchen, and be sure to turn handles inward on the stove to avoid dangerous spills. 
  • Keep a pot lid nearby when you are cooking to smother small grease fires. Smother the fire by sliding the lid over the pan, turn off the burner and then leave the pan covered until it has cooled. 
  • Make sure there are no combustible items near the stove top, and watch long sleeves while cooking over a hot stove or open fire. 
  • Keep matches and lighters out of reach of children. 
  • Do not leave lit candles unattended or in places where they could be knocked over by children or pets.
  • Avoid Turkey Frying Dangers: 
    • Always use turkey fryers outdoors... a safe distance from buildings and trees. 
    • Never use turkey fryers on wooden decks or in garages. 
    • Make sure the fryers are used on a flat surface to reduce the change of accidental tipping. 
    • Never leave the fryer unattended since most units lack proper thermostat controls. If the fryer isn't watched carefully, the oil will continue to heat until it catches fire. 
    • Never let children or pets near the fryer when in use. Even after use, the oil inside the cooking pot can remain dangerously hot for hours after use. 
    • Use well-insulated potholders or over mitts when touching pot or lid handles and wear safety goggles to protect eyes from oil splatter. 
    • Partially-frozen turkeys can cause a spill over and result in a flare-up. Thoroughly thaw the turkey before cooking. 
    • Keep an all-purpose fire extinguisher nearby at all times. 

 

ROADSIDE TRAVEL SAFETY

  • Among one of the busiest travel times of the year, excited travelers can become more focused on the actual celebration instead of getting to the celebration. So stay focused on driving and pay attention to your surroundings while in the car. 
  • Ideally, travel outside the heaviest travel days to avoid congestions - these days are the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and the Sunday afterward. 
  • Get your car ready for the road and start your trip with a full tank of gas and a fresh oil change if needed. 
  • Make sure your spare tire is filled with air and that you have the appropriate tools to change a tire if the need should arise. 
  • Do not text and drive. It is illegal in most states and drivers who text and drive are more likely to get into a crash than those who don't. 
  • Do drink and drive. Please hand over your keys to a responsible and sober driver. 
  • Be on high alert for deer as you drive, especially at night when it's hard to see. 

 

FOOD SAFETY

  • When preparing food, be sure to keep everything clean and to wash hands with warm water and soap prior to handling any food. 
  • Rinse fruits and vegetables thoroughly under cool running water and use a produce brush to remove surface dirt and potential pesticides. 
  • Never defrost food at room temperature. Food can be defrosted safely in the refrigerator, under cold running water, or in the microwave. 
  • Allow the correct amount of time to properly thaw food. For example, a 20-pound turkey needs four to five days to thaw completely in the refrigerator.
  • Be mindful of cross-contamination: keep raw eggs, meat, poultry, seafood, and their juices away from foods that won't be cooked. 
  • Use a food thermometer to make sure meat, poultry, and fish are cooked to a safe internal temperature. To check a turkey for safety, insert a food thermometer into the innermost part of the thigh and wing and the thickets part of the breast. (The turkey is safe when it reaches an internal temperature of 165ºF. 
  • Bring sauces, soups, and gravies to a rolling boil when reheating. 
  • Cook eggs until the yolk and white are firm. When making your own eggnog or other recipe calling for raw eggs, make sure you're using pasteurized eggs. 
  • Refrigerate foods quickly because harmful bacteria grow rapidly at room temperature. 
  • Set your refrigerator at or below 40ºF and the freezer at 0ºF. to properly store leftovers. Leftovers should be used within three to four days, unless frozen. 

 

We hope these safety tips will give you peace and joy as you celebrate this season. May everyone have a very happy and safe Thanksgiving from Saturn Security Systems!
  

Old Habits Die Hard

What would you say are some of your habits? Maybe you bite your nails? Or you work out daily? Or you always eat breakfast before brushing your teeth?  A habit is a practice that becomes routine, and it's typically hard to give up or change. So when you bite your nails, most of the time it's down past the skin. Or when you don't workout regularly, but try to start... it takes extra work to keep at it until it becomes a part of you new routine. It is said that it takes about 7 weeks to form a habit, so if you were wanting to start something or change something that isn't in your routine, you would have to keep at it for at least 7 weeks before it becomes a habit.  

Have you ever thought about the habits that you have when you come home from work for the day? We all have habits when we get home. Habits like taking our shoes off at the door or hanging our coats up in the entry-way closet. What about dropping your purse or briefcase off on your kitchen counter and laying your keys beside it? Crossing off the day on your hanging calendar or writing "milk" on the grocery list because you just drank the last bit. Have you ever thought about how these habits could be affecting your security? Well, lets think about it, shall we? These habits can affect your security and safety greatly. Once a burglar is in your house, he'll be looking to find out what your daily routine will be.  He will notice how your purse is always going to be easily accessible on the kitchen counter - along with your car keys. Your calendar will be very useful to him. The thief will look for key dates - when you will be on vacation, when you have a doctor appointment, when the next soccer game will be, and that ever growing grocery list on the refrigerator will need to be fulfilled at some point. He will be looking for any clues as to when you will be out of the house during a time that's convenient for him to make his move on your precious valuables. 

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Now, what can you do to make it harder for this person who is trying to learn your life? Be proactive. Start creating new habits for yourself at home. Store your purse and keys in a secure location in your home, somewhere that isn't easily accessible for someone that's looking to just take it off the kitchen counter. Also, look into keeping a handheld calendar instead of a hanging one. Or if you need the entire family to be aware of the calendar, use a password-protected shared one on the internet where your spouse or family has access to see what's coming up. Also, be careful as to what you share on social media. Going out of town is very exciting, and it can be so tempting to take a picture on the plane and say "vacation bound" in your photo caption. But that's an open invitation for someone to come and rob your house while you're gone. Consider waiting to post vacation pictures until you're already back home. It seems so silly, because your home should be your safe place. A place to let your guard down and to hang your calendar and to throw your keys on your counter. But unfortunately, burglars know this all too well. So we have to start changing our daily routine to make our risks of being robbed significantly lower. 

Having a security alarm system in your home helps and is highly recommended... but eliminating all sources of temptation for the bad guys trying to memorize your daily routine will be a huge advantage to your safety too. We, here at Saturn, take your safety to heart. In addition to protecting your homes with our top-of-the-line security systems with amazing low monthly costs, we want you to be proactive and try to help your old habits become new measures of keeping your family safe.